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Brandon Heard

Orders of prohibition relating to polymorphic form patent for Pristiq upheld on appeal

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

In a pair of decisions, the Federal Court granted orders prohibiting Apotex and Teva from marketing their generic o-desmethyl-venlafaxine succinate products until the expiration of Patent 2,436,668.

Costas Stamatiou

International Safety Management Code – instructions for recognised organisations

Shipping & Transport - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

The Cyprus Flag Administration recently imposed additional requirements on the development, implementation and certification of safety management systems over and above those which have been set out in the International Safety Management Code since 1998.

Jan Erik Janssen

New act aims to minimise gas production from Groningen Field

Energy & Natural Resources - Netherlands
Stek Advocaten BV

The government aims to terminate the gas production of the large-scale Groningen Field as soon as possible.

Michael Lips

Brexit: changes for UK citizens on Swiss property market

Real Estate - Switzerland
Pestalozzi Rechtsanwalte AG

While it remains unclear when and on what terms Brexit will happen, the United Kingdom and Switzerland recently signed an agreement on citizens' rights which covers the purchase and retention of real estate by UK citizens in Switzerland and vice versa.

Marie Berard

Enforcement of arbitral award against sovereign state requires service through diplomatic channels

Arbitration & ADR - United Kingdom
Clifford Chance

The High Court recently considered whether service of formal court documentation on a state party is a necessary requirement when seeking to enforce an arbitral award against it or whether service can be dispensed with.

Rhidian David

Preparing for a no-deal Brexit: master agreements on financial services

Derivatives - France
Hughes Hubbard & Reed

In January 2019 France passed Act 2019-75, which authorised the government to take measures to prepare for the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union without a deal by way of ministerial orders, particularly in the area of financial services.

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom

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Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey